Economic Policy Advisor

Ministry of Finance

Join our dynamic team as an Economic Policy Advisor! Are you passionate about public policy and its intricate details? We’re seeking talented individuals to dive into the world of taxation, reviewing and analyzing tax policies to provide invaluable strategic insights. Your expertise will directly influence the decision-making process of senior Ministry officials and stakeholders. If you’re ready to make a significant impact in the realm of taxation, we invite you to apply and be part of our dedicated team. Positions are available in multiple areas, including:
• Income Testing and Analysis;
• Personal Income and Payroll Tax Policy; and
• Personal Income and Payroll Tax Design.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a problem-solver and team player, you will:

• Develop and conduct research projects to support the tax policy development process
• Mobilize your research and analytical skills to provide expert quantitative and qualitative advice
• Provide detailed analysis to inform the development of policy options and prepare reports on findings
• Brief your Manager, Director and Assistant Deputy Minister on specific policy issues, and provide technical support at senior management meetings
• Work closely with others to prepare briefing materials that present research, analysis, policy and legislative design options and recommendations

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise:

• You have knowledge of taxation, economics, law, accounting or a related discipline to taxation policy and the policy development process
• You have knowledge of program and policy development principles, government decision-making and legislative processes

Analytical and Research Skills:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of research and economic/statistical analysis principles and techniques
• You can conduct complex analyses, identify options, make strategic recommendations and prepare comprehensive presentations/briefings
• You demonstrate the ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to evaluate findings and present research analysis

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills to prepare and present materials on complex, technical and sensitive issues, quickly and accurately
• You can create briefing material, reports and correspondence on complex issues for technical and non-technical audiences using standard computer applications
• You can nurture relationships with partner ministries and other organizations

Leadership and Project Management Skills:

• You can lead or participate in projects on an inter-branch, inter-division, inter-ministerial and inter-government basis
• You can effectively complete project deliverables from initial concept through completion

Computer Proficiency:

• You are proficient with standard desktop computer applications (e.g. word processing, presentations and spreadsheets) and modelling tools
• You can manipulate and extract information from database tools
• You can independently conduct in-depth analyses, consolidate complex financial information into standard reports; and prepare comprehensive and compelling presentations.

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